Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Carrie Diaries by Candance Bushnell

Synopsis (from Amazon):  The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.
Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. The Carrie Diaries opens up in Carrie's senior year of high school. She and her best friends -- Walt, Lali, Maggie, and the Mouse -- are inseparable, amid the sea of Jens, Jocks and Jets. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  It is best to just start out saying.if you expect this to be Sex and The City, stop.  This is a great book for young adults pre-Sex and The City.  It is a cute story for teens.  Now that is said.I liked The Carrie Diaries. I understand that there are things in the book that don't jive with the TV show.okay.  I also liked the series (short-lived as it was), The Carrie Diaries.  It reminded me of 90120 in NY!

Favorite Character(s):  Carrie of course! 

Fast read/slow read:  Okay pace.  I didn't find it very fast.

Cover:  I like it!
Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes. I really enjoyed Lipstick Jungle (and the show that they canceled) and One Fifth Avenue.

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of The Carrie DiariesSex and The CityLipstick JungleOne Fifth Avenue4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. Sex and The City was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television show on NBC. Candace lives in New York City.

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